M, der 12. Buchstabe unsers Alphabets, trennt man aber das I. vom Jod, der 13., ein Consonant. Als Zahlzeichen bedeutet es im Lateinischen tausend, apostrophirt (M') im Schottischen Mac (Sohn); auf Münzen die Prägeorte Toulouse, Madrid, Marseille etc. In der Musik bezeichnet es meno, d. h. weniger schnell oder langsam, je nach der Vorzeichnung.


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